Brehm receives School of Engineering Infinite Mile Award
Denise Brehm, Senior Communications Officer for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received an Infinite Mile Award for Excellence from the MIT School of Engineering (SOE) last month. The Infinite Mile Awards recognize outstanding contributions by about a dozen SOE staff members annually. In presenting the award, assistant dean Donna Savicki said about Brehm: “During her tenure in the department she has taken the communication role to a whole new level by publishing a monthly newsletter, revamping the department’s website (which recently won a Webby award), and raising the public’s awareness of the department, school and ultimately the Institute. Her thorough approach to translating technical language into understandable and fascinating stories has created wonderful exposure for the field. She has the unique ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple understandable way, thereby bridging a potential gap between faculty researchers and the general public.” Brehm joined the department in 2006, after a decade working for the MIT News Office. Read more.